HALABY, Designer of the Year by Paris Capitale de la Creation at the Eclat de Mode 2011 & 2012 Vogue Talent, SS2013 Handbag Collection now available at luxury boutique œLa Muse in Geneva Switzerland
Gilbert Halaby , awarded Designer of the Year by Paris Capitale de la Creation at the Eclat de Mode in 2011 and 2012 Vogue Talent is delighted to announce that his Spring Summer 2013 Handbag Collection is now available at luxury designer boutique œLa Muse in Geneva Switzerland as well as on La Muse's online boutique.
The luxury collection includes best seller GIL Tote in its various sizes and versions including GIL GOLDEN and BABY GIL .
The ALFA clutches also make a stunning appearance this season in vibrant red, yellow, turquoise and fuscia, as well as the super elegant ALFA LINGOTTO version available in embossed calf leather in 3 different colours (black, white and grey).
LA MUSE BOUTIQUE
Rue du Vieux-CollÃ¨ge 7
+41 22 311 26 27
ABOUT GILBERT HALABY
Gilbert Halaby was born in 1979 in Beirut, Lebanon where he grew up and went onto study Archeology at University. Upon graduation Gilbert was recruited into management positions in fashion companies in the Middle East and Europe.
In 2004 during a trip to Paris Gilbert suddenly found his new calling as a designer. Halaby was born.
By 2005 Gilbert had already opened a store selling jewellery and handbags just behind the Pantheon in the centre of Rome.
Gilbert halaby was awarded the Designer of the Year by Paris Capitale de la Creation at the Eclat de Mode in 2011, was recently included in the 2012 Vogue Talent with his collection being displayed at Palazzo Morando.
His handbags and jewellery have been worn on the red carpet countless times, and he is a favorite with many of the main fashion press with his collections featured regularly in Vogue, Vanity Fair, l'Officiel and Harpers Bazaar.
The secret to his success:
œHaving a dream and committing to it every day
Designed by Gilbert Halaby in his atelier in the centre of Rome, Halaby Handbags, Accessories are entirely Made in Italy by local artisans using techniques passed down from one generation to the next.
A perfectionist by nature Gilbert Halaby personally sources all fabrics, leathers, hardware, precious stones and crystals used in the crafting of the collections making sure they meet his rigorous high standards.
All fabrics, leathers and hardware used by Halaby are Made in Italy ensuring only the finest quality and finish. All crystals are of course Swarovski
When asked why Made in Italy is so important he replied: œCome with me one day to one of my artisans and have a look at his eyes when he's completing a bag or realizing a model, It's passion and only passionate people can do this job right.
ABOUT LA MUSE
Just over one year since founder Viola Sekularac first opened the doors of œLa Muse, the boutique, located in old town Geneva, has become the city's premium fashion destination for all fashionistas. At œLa Muse clothes are perceived as an extension of a lifestyle: conceptual, creative and exclusive.
œLa Muse is all about individuality and craftsmanship and creating that special bond between a designer and her/his work and women.
For Viola Sekularac and her team at œLa Muse, each woman is the muse in her life, creating and inspiring the world around her. Fashion allows her to express who she is and how she feels on her personal journey.
This is why œLa Muse takes special care and hand-picks their pieces individually from the world's top designers and future fashion stars starting with Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, Boudicca, Ana Sekularac, John Rocha and Hudson Jeans and shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood and Burak Uyan.
All designers who are already celebrated in London, New York and Paris and are now for the first time available in Geneva both in-store and online.
For Press Enquiries, images and additional information on the collection please contact:
Natalia Dodi Migliorini
Green Pebbles Switzerland
14 Rue du RhÃ´ne
+41 22 548 3385
+41 78 897 7196